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Arkansas PBS Toasts New Tower, Access to Delta Viewers

The new tower is the second of four transmitters added to extend broadcast coverage to 31 counties. read more >
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Arkansas PBS Takes Overall Excellence Awards Again at NETA Contest

The station's "Reading in the Delta" program won best local project. read more >
Executive Director Courtney Pledger consulted with Gov. Asa Hutchinson before announcing a new name for AETN: Arkansas PBS.
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AETN, Now Arkansas PBS, Looks to Turn CornerLock Icon

While pushing its traditional TV role into the digital age, Arkansas PBS, until recently the Arkansas Educational Television Network, is also at a crossroads of identity. read more >
Courtney Pledger is executive director and CEO of Arkansas Educational Television Network.
Government & Politics / Nonprofits

Governor Says AETN Chief Will Take Lesson From Audit

Gov. Asa Hutchinson weighed in on controversies at AETN late Monday, assuring Arkansans that Executive Director Courtney Pledger will learn from an audit report finding $400,000 in misused spending. read more >
Courtney Pledger is executive director and CEO of Arkansas Educational Television Network.
Education / Government & Politics / Legal

Pledger Joins National PBS Board Even as Disputes Simmer at AETN

Arkansas educational TV chief Courtney Pledger, building her national profile even while facing a professional standoff back home, has been elected to the board of directors of PBS. read more >
Courtney Pledger is executive director and CEO of Arkansas Educational Television Network.
Government & Politics / Nonprofits

AETN Offers Compromise in Standoff With Foundation

AETN is offering proposals that could end a six-month dispute with its nonprofit fund-raising arm, according to details revealed in an emergency conference-call meeting of the network's commission. read more >
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AETN Standoff Drags OnLock Icon

Three months after setting a deadline, there has been no resolution announced in a stalemate that followed the firing of chief fundraiser Mona Dixon, the AETN Foundation COO who had been a fixture in Arkansas educational TV for three decades. read more >
Courtney Pledger is executive director and CEO of Arkansas Educational Television Network.
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AETN Commission Demands Allegiance to PledgerLock Icon

The Arkansas Educational Television Network Commission has issued an ultimatum to its nonprofit counterpart, the fundraising AETN Foundation: Get on board with Executive Director Courtney Pledger or else. read more >
From left: Courtney Pledger, Stephen Addison, Houston Davis and Asa Hutchinson.
Education / Government & Politics

Hutchinson Announces $500K Grant for Cyber Range At UCA

University of Central Arkansas will receive a $500,000 grant to develop a cyber range to train college and K-12 students. read more >
Annette Herrington
Government & Politics / Media & Marketing

Annette Herrington Elected Chairman of AETN Commission

Annette Herrington of Little Rock has been elected chairman of the Arkansas Educational Television Network Commission for fiscal year 2018. read more >
Courtney Pledger will become executive director of the Arkansas Educational Television Network, effective March 20.
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Courtney Pledger Named to Lead AETN; Was Leader of Hot Springs Film Festival

Courtney Pledger is named the new executive director of the Arkansas Educational Television Network. read more >
Allen Weatherly
Media & Marketing

Longtime AETN Chief Allen Weatherly Dies at 64

Allen Weatherly, who led the Arkansas Educational Television Network through 15 years of awards and online expansion, died Tuesday after several weeks in a Little Rock hospital. He was 64. read more >
Government & Politics / Legal

On AETN, Mike Beebe Defends Plan to Pardon Son’s ’03 Conviction

Arkansas Gov. Mike Beebe on Wednesday defended plans to pardon his son for an 11-year-old marijuana conviction, saying his son is receiving the same type of second chance that hundreds of others have had over the past several years. read more >
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Video: The Arkansas Parole System, Economy, Big River Steel & More on ‘Arkansas Week’

Video of the latest "Arkansas Week" on AETN, featuring an interview with State Department of Community Correction Director Sheila Sharp. read more >
Education / Media & Marketing

Searcy High School Students Partnering with PBS Stations on News

Searcy High School's broadcast journalism program may see some of its stories on PBS NewsHour, thanks to a new program called Student Reporting Labs. read more >
Banking & Finance / Education / Government & Politics

The Budget Showdown, Food Stamps, A Full Accounting at UA & More on ‘Arkansas Week’

I'm pleased to be back on AETN's "Arkansas Week" tonight with host Steve Barnes and fellow panelists Steve Brawner and Doug Thompson. read more >
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Video: Martha Shoffner, UALR, ASU & More in the Arkansas Business Week in Review

Today in the Arkansas Business Week in Review on THV 11 News: Martha Shoffner's legal woes multiply, UALR announces a new high-tech center, ASU studies adding a new medical school in Jonesboro and much more. read more >
Government & Politics

Arkansas Week Tonight: McDaniel, Shoffner, #ARLEG, Medicaid & Wal-Mart

A packed, fast-paced show tonight on AETN's "Arkansas Week." read more >
Government & Politics / Health Care / Insurance

Video: Davy Carter, Mike Beebe’s Budget & Medicaid

Rep. Ed Garner, THV 11 News' Craig O'Neill and Arkansas Business' Lance Turner talks about Davy Carter, Mike Beebe's $4.9 billion budget proposal and the looming fight over the Medicaid expansion in Arkansas under the Affordable Care Act. read more >
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Video: A $145 Million Surplus, Medicaid Expansion & A Deadline for Ballot Issues on ‘Arkansas Week’

On "Arkansas Week" this week: the governor and legislators ponder what to do with a $145 million tax surplus, and a fight looms over Medicaid expansion in Arkansas. read more >